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Advanced Trains (technical name “advtrains”) is a mod for the Minetest engine. It features realistic trains and various equipment for railways, with a focus on automated train operation. It should work with any game.
The source code for Advtrains is available on Bananach.space. Latest version is 2.2.1.
The easiest way to install advtrains is by using the Package Manager inside the Minetest main menu. or here
You can also use Git to install advtrains. Once you installed Git, clone the Advtrains repository with these commands:
cd MINETEST_ROOT/mods git clone http://git.bananach.space/advtrains.git
Then enable Advtrains in the world settings. You can also enable each mod individually.
The git repository contains a directory called 'assets'. It contains the .blend and .xcf files for some of the assets. This directory is not required to run advtrains.
Main source for download and install instructions, announcements and discussion is the Minetest Forum topic, located at:
This wiki supersede the information at https://advtrains.de/manual and https://advtrains.de/interlocking. Unlike these pages, you are free to improve the wiki contents, as it is open wiki licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.
You can contribute to advtrains in various ways:
Note: When you open a Bug, please note that I might not respond to this. This doesn't mean that I don't take the bug serious, it rather means that your bug report is certainly valid and correct. I try to fix the things you report, but currently my time to work on the project is limited. (if something's wrong, I will respond)
A big Thank You goes to Maxime Launois and Blockhead, who have contributed large parts of this wiki.
A thank you goes to ywang for helping document his new driver's HUD on this wiki and possibly other contributions.